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Lesson Plans

Re: pencils with legs

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Sat, 18 Jan 1997 07:44:16 -0500 (EST)

Having only had a couple of problems with students with sticky fingers, I
really didn't think too much about what Steve was after at first. After
reading the "pencil with legs" posting I realized that probably I have
avoided alot of problems because I have a materials fee that in essence has
the students buying their own supplies. Included in these items is a red
rope portfolio to keep everything in. I hardly ever hear that student
supplies are missing because I was also fortunate that when our school put in
new lockers, I had a bank of them brought into my room and each student is
part of a locker group. This means that their supplies are only accessible
in the locker by 1-3 other students. The AP students each have their own
locker since they accumulate the most "stuff" and it then becomes a real
honor (they even "will" them to the upcoming juniors and seniors at the end
of their senior year!). Basically, owning their own supplies has put the
burden on the student to be prepared or use the picked-over leftovers in my
room. I also believe that high school students need to learn to be
responsible for their materials and accountible for their actions. Isn't
that part of the preparation for the "real world?"